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Miami Dolphins Surpass $1M Goal to Support Minority-Owned Restaurants Through Food Relief Program

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Miami Dolphins // The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they have surpassed their $1 million goal to directly impact local minority-owned restaurants through the food relief program. “When we started this program last June, we wanted to be intentional in supporting minority-owned businesses to combat food insecurity, provide…

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More US Churches are Committing to Racism-Linked Reparations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New York City erects a plaque noting the building’s creation in 1810 was made possible by wealth resulting from slavery. And the Minnesota Council of Churches cites a host of injustices —…

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Attorneys ‘Disgusted’ No Charges Against Indianapolis Cop

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed in May by an Indianapolis police officer blasted the investigation on Saturday, saying a more thorough one could have led the grand jury to return a criminal indictment against the officer. The lawyers for Dreasjon Reed’s family maintain…

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DWTS’ First Black Female Pro Heads to Semi-Finals Next Week

LOS ANGELES, Cal. (FNN) – Professional dancer Britt Stewart is the newly minted and first Black female Pro on this season of “Dancing with the Stars” competing with partner and Olympic Ice Skater Johnny Weir. The couple are the ones to watch as they head into the semifinals next week! New LIVE episodes air every Monday night at 8pm…

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John Boyega Quits Perfume Ambassador Role Over Chinese Ad

LONDON (AP) — Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he created. The “Star Wars” star wrote Tuesday on Twitter that the brand’s decision to “replace my campaign…

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51st Annual NAACP Image Awards Winners

PASADENA, Ca. (FNN NEWS) – The 51st NAACP Image Awards showcased black excellence at the Pasadena Civic Center Auditorium and aired live on BET Saturday February 22, 2020. The show recognized outstanding performances from talented people of color in the arts and groups or individuals leading the way in creatively promoting social justice. Several honorary…

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[Upcoming Event Alert] Heritage & Fashion: Fashion Show and Cultural Expo

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Saturday February 29, 2020, enjoy both a cultural expo and a fashion show presented by Fierce Entertainment Management. “Heritage & Fashion” celebrates the achievements and roles of African Americans throughout U.S. History. Participants will enjoy cultural exhibits, fashion, a vendor fair, and performers. The expo and fair begins at…

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24-Hour Black News Channel Launches During Black History Month

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — A decade in the making and after several relaunches, the Black News Channel (BNC) finally launched its African American news network in Tallahassee, Florida during Black History Month, Monday, February 10, 2020. Co-founders J.C. Watts, a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma, and former Florida cable news executive Bob Brillante will…

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